Creative Writing FAQ
View our frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing).
What is the Selection Rank for Creative Writing?
To view the selection rank for Creative Writing, see the relevant course page.
Please note, the numbers provided are the lowest Selection Ranks (ATAR plus any adjustment factors) to which an offer was made to Year 12 students who completed their HSC in the year immediately prior to the Autumn intake.
Will I complete a major work?
Yes, as well as completing creative writing works each semester, students also have the opportunity to create a portfolio of work, in a chosen form or genre, as part of the capstone subject.
What careers could I pursue?
Career options include fiction and non-fiction writer, editor, publisher, scriptwriter, literary agent, communication coordinator, arts and cultural administrators, writing teacher, copywriter, feature writer, publications officer, freelance writer and book marketing coordinator.
Does UTS assist with gaining industry experience?
All Communication students have the option to complete a minimum 80 hour professional internship as part of their studies. This highly valuable experience provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience and industry connections. Students generally source their own internship, to ensure they get experience in a role or organisation they are interested in, however UTS Careers can assist students in finding one. Find out more about Communication internships.
Creative Writing students can also gain experience by contributing to the highly regarded, annual UTS Writers' Anthology as an editor and/or writer.
Who are the tutors and lecturers in this major?
Our academic and teaching team is made up of accomplished writers and acclaimed researchers with links to the literary community, publishing industry and cultural sector.
Visit our course page to find out more about the Creative Writing teaching staff.
What is the UTS Writers' Anthology?
The annual UTS Writers' Anthology is a published collection of works that showcases outstanding student talent. Many student writers who first appeared in a UTS Anthology have gone on to make names for themselves as authors: Gillian Mears, Bernard Cohen, Jill Jones, MTC Cronin, David Astle and Arabella Edge are among them.
Positions on the annual editorial committee are highly sought, and content is selected from up to 300 submissions. The committee edits, designs, proofreads, launches and publicises this book in six months (half the usual time it takes in the professional publishing world) and all this work is done on a volunteer basis.
Every year the Anthology is proudly launched at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, in an event that features readings from the book and the award of the Anthology prize.
What further study in Creative Writing can I do after completing the Bachelor of Communication?
UTS offers a number of postgraduate degrees in Creative Writing, including:
Students may also like to pursue a postgraduate research degree.
Find out more about postgraduate Communication courses.